In July, we brought you news of a new calibre developed by TNT watches. The EX001 is manufactured using high-tech materials such as hardened aluminum and carbon fibre. Interestingly, there is a choice of customisable movement colour available at a competitive price. Using the newest technologies available in the automotive sector, the independent brand goes further. They will release the watch for which this calibre was created. The Extreme X1 sport watch will be officially released today, September 8th, 20:00 o’clock CET at www.extreme.watch. Together with the brand’s closest friends, Deployant’s readers have a 12 hours advantage and exclusivity to see the watch online. Please follow the exclusive member invitation available here.
Following a dream
“In tribute to my active time in sport and as an honour to all who experience same in life, business or sport I created this time instrument, once on your wrist this watch will remind you to keep going, nothing is impossible even if it looks like this.” – Torsten Nagengast (Extreme watch designer and brand owner).
Torsten Nagengast started his horological journey as an independent, without the usual ties to the watchmaking industry. Having a huge experience in the automotive industry and an active background in sports, Torsten wanted to combine his knowledge and passion to create a sports watch from scratch.
“At a very early stage, at the start of the project, it was clear that the key to success will be the difference in DNA. We united the best out of the watch micro-production and the automotive industry’s Hi-tech materials, strong leaded by the EXTREME spirit in a way like nobody else did it before! Not just talking about another fashion colour or design, I am talking about doing more than others. I am talking about the extra effort that pushes you in front and give´s our Watch friends a real reason to invest in this watch.” – Torsten Nagengast about the Extreme Watch
The case is manufactured using carbon-fibre. This modern material is stronger than steel at a fraction of its weight. For this reason, carbon fibre is an essential material in applications in the field of automotive, aeronautics, extreme sports and watches.
The carbon fibre case is assembled in a sandwich style configuration. On top, we find a titanium bezel. This detail increases the overall strength and stability. The case middle is carbon fiber and the bottom is titanium. This construction style can find in Formula 1 cars. The brand adopts the same technologies used in automotive for moulding CFC monocoques specific to racing cars or modern race and fight jets.
Titanium is a metal known for its reliability, resistance and low weight. The idea of using it as the material for the case-back came from the Titanium’s biocompatibility. Its bioactive surface creates an ideal cellular response. Reason for which it is used in various medical implants.
As we already know, the EX01 movement is made of cutting-edge materials. Torsten did not specify what this is, but in the literature he releases, it seems to be an ultra-modern hardened aluminium with excellent performance and temperature stability, used in aeronautics and military applications. Tests revealed that the light material is free of internal tension and has an optimal ratio of weight versus strength. The Extreme X1’s movement makes use of this material to for all constituent plates and bridges.
The Extreme X1 will be launched together with two other Extreme watches, Milestone and NoXcuse. The latter two will also feature the same hi-tech case but with a quartz movement.
We invite you to have a closer look to the Extreme X1 watch and we will be back with more information soon. The official release website http://www.extreme.watch will go live at 8:00 PM, CET. Do not forget about the exclusive members’ link.